Female Reproductive System

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What happens to the egg during the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle?

The egg begins its 5-day travel through the uterine tube (fallopian tube) to the uterus.

What is the function of the cervical mucus produced 1-5 days prior to ovulation?

It helps capture and nourish sperm on its way to meet the egg for fertilization.

What develops from the empty ovarian follicle after ovulation?

The corpus luteum.

What is the role of progesterone in the luteal phase?

It prepares the uterus for a fertilized egg to implant.

What happens if the egg is not fertilized during the luteal phase?

The lining of the uterus breaks down and sheds, and the next menstrual period begins.

Where does the fertilized egg implant during the luteal phase?

The uterus.

What is the term for when a man's sperm fertilizes the egg?

Conception.

What is the purpose of the corpus luteum in the luteal phase?

It secretes estrogen and progesterone, preparing the uterus for a fertilized egg.

How long does the egg travel through the uterine tube during the ovulatory phase?

5 days.

What is the term for the structure that develops from the empty ovarian follicle after ovulation?

Corpus luteum.

This quiz covers the internal and external female reproductive organs, including the vagina, uterus, uterine tubes, cervix, ovary, and vulva. It also touches on the process of gestation and parturition.

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